A day out with a difference – anyone for axe throwing?

It’s too soon to check the weather forecast for early autumn right now, of course.

But one thing’s for sure – this week’s guests on Girls Around Town will be keeping everything crossed that the sun is shining over one Nottinghamshire village in mid-September!!

Charles Brightmore and Paul Cotter have joined forces to put together an action-packed programme for the Little Carlton Village Fete on Sunday 12 September

And they’re joining forces this Sunday too, when they pick up the phone to call the studio and tell June all about what’s in store.

Plenty of things for the kids to do, with a chance to get up close to a python, a tarantula, a meerkat and more just one of the activities they’ll be sure to love.

Or if that’s not for you, how about taking a ride on a tractor, getting a pic of you and your partner sitting in a pair of stocks (wet sponges optional there!), guessing the weight of a tup or trying your hand at axe throwing?

There’ll be lots of food and drink on offer too, from a ploughman’s or a panini to afternoon teas or ice cream, washed down with tea, soft drinks and craft ales.

You’ll find all this and and a whole lot more going on between 11am and 5pm – far too much to list right here in fact, so don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best and tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from just after 11.10am this weekend to hear what the guys have to say.

Make sure you put that other Sunday in your diary as well to help Charles, Paul and everyone else taking part in the fete raise much-needed funds for the Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance

All while you’re enjoying a fun-filled family day out!

A blooming good day out at Belvoir Castle!

Have you seen the weather forecast for this weekend?

Sunny and a gentle breeze here in the East Midlands, with temperatures up to 260C – perfect for a family day out, especially if you’re planning to head over to Belvoir Castle for this year’s Flower & Garden Show!

Someone who’ll definitely be there is Andy Tudbury of course, the organiser of the event since it first launched back in 2019

And he’ll be taking a short break from his official duties to give June a quick call in the first hour of this week’s Girls Around Town.

Andy will be on the phone to the studio with an update on some of the things visitors enjoyed on Saturday, together with details of what to expect if you’ve got tickets for Sunday.

It’s not just about flowers and gardens, although of course there’ll be plenty of fabulous displays to see on that front.

If you were listening in a couple of weeks ago, you’ll have heard him describing all the other things you can see and do – and buy! – in the beautiful setting of Belvoir, with everything from sculpture artists, tools, garden furniture and crafts retailers to live music and a range of food and refreshments on offer.

Don’t forget to tune in to 107.8FM or listen online to hear what Andy has to say from just after 10.20am

He’ll be dashing off to get back to business fairly quickly but make sure you stay tuned in till 12 noon for more of your Sunday Best with June!

Supper with a Mediterranean twist

Didn’t get chance to scribble down the recipe from Sue’s Kitchen, shared by Sue herself on this morning’s show?

No worries, here it is!

Ideal for a simple summer supper – all you need to do is adjust the quantities to suit the number of folk who’ll be enjoying it with you…

Easy-peasy doesn’t even come close!!

Sausage and Mediterranean Vegetable Bake

  • Servings: Makes 3 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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    Ingredients

      2 peppers (red and yellow)
      2 courgettes
      6 medium tomatoes
      5-6 tblsp olive oil
      2-3 tsp dried thyme or dried mixed herbs
      Pack of herby sausages (enough for the people you are feeding)

Method

    1. Heat the oven to Gas mark 4, 180° or 160° fan
    2. De-seed the peppers and chop each one into about 6 or 8 pieces
    3. Cut the courgettes into half lengthways then into chunks
    4. Cut the tomatoes in half
    5. Place all the veg in a roasting tray and drizzle the oil over the veg
    6. Sprinkle the herbs on top and give it all a good stir
    7. Nestle the sausages in the veg
    8. Bake for 45 mins to an hour
    9. Serve with your choice of carbohydrate – crusty bread or jacket potatoes are good because they will soak up the lovely juices